The '''United States Department of State''' ('''DOS'''),
often referred to as the '''State Department''', is the United States federal executive departments|United States federal executive department
that advises the President and leads the country in foreign policy issues.
Equivalent to the foreign ministry
of other countries, the State Department is responsible for the international relations
of the United States
, negotiates treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and represents the United States at the United Nations
. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.
The Department is headquartered in the Harry S Truman Building
located at 2201 C Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C.|NW
, a few blocks away from the White House
in the Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.|Foggy Bottom